Bali is renowned for its exceptional natural beauty and exuberant tropical vegetation but without the beautiful Balinese people the experience would not be the same. They are indeed incredibly welcoming (very natural) and helpful. We are convinced that the Villa Lumia’s Balinese staff will make your stay with us even that more special.
The Villa Lumia has a dedicated team of 5 people looking after the wellbeing of our guests while remaining as discreet as possible. Over the years we have had the privilege to get to know most of them personally. We like therefore to consider them not only as the villa’s staff but also as our friends.
Full Time Manager and Chefs
Ketut and his wife Komang had been looking after one of Ubud’s most famous villas for several years and this is where we met them. Their warm Balinese hospitality made our visits extremely pleasant and memorable. So memorable we wanted them to come work with us! During your time at Villa Lumia they will coordinate the staff and the property to ensure you enjoy your stay with us. They are also a great source of information on the surrounding, the traditions Etc. It will be their pleasure to provide you some insight into the local culture. Both Ketut and Komang are excellent cooks and they will be able to prepare for you a great dining experience (more details on the kitchen here). You can trust their judgment or let them know what would make you happy and they will make sure your wishes come true.
Ketut and Komang are assisted in their daily activities by one maitre d’hotel. Your maitre d’hotel will look after you throughout the day, serving food, snacks, beverages and will assist the Chefs at meal times. He will also attend to the daily cleaning of the Villa.
Gardener and Pool Maintenance
Villa Lumia has been built on a 2,300 square meters luxurious piece of land surrounded by stunning rice fields and a river. A gardener will attend to the beautiful, manicured landscape designed by Intan Kirana (more details on the architects here). The Gardener will also maintain the pool in the morning so that your poolside experience is simply a pleasure.
Even though Ubud and the surrounding are extremely safe, the villa has security guards 24 hours a day working in shifts.
Those guest who have been lucky enough to have visited Bali before will know that the Island is said to have more temples than houses, hence the nickname “the island of a thousand temples”. The Villa Lumia is no exception to the other houses on the island and includes a small temple to protect the Villa and its guests. The Offering Lady will pay respect to the gods, as per the Balinese Hinduism tradition, on daily basis.
Yoga and Massage
Off-site or on-site. Fully trained staff can visit the villa upon request to provide you a range of massages and treatments. The Villa Lumia includes a beautiful dedicated space where the therapists will be able to perform traditional Balinese massage, Acupressure, foot therapy or any other reflexology treatment available on the island (extra fees apply).
Prices are subject to 15% Government Tax and Service charge. Tipping remains at your own discretion but appreciated if you are satisfied with the service you received from the staff during your stay. Should you wish to leave a tip it is generally given on the last day.